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Publication Order of Little Women Books

Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Wives (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag Books

Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shawl-Straps (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cupid and Chow Chow (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Girls (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore Etc. (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Eight Cousins Books

Eight Cousins or The Aunt-Hill (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose in Bloom (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Inheritance (1849)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moods (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
Work (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Mephistopheles (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Lilacs (1878)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack & Jill (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proverb Stories (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lulu's Library (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Flower Fables (1854)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Cinderella (1860)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Picket Duty, and Other Tales (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marble Woman (With: Madeleine B. Stern) (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind a Mask (By: Madeleine B. Stern) (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spinning-Wheel Stories (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Garland for Girls (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Whisper in the Dark (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Louisa Alcott Reader (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glimpses of Louisa (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plots and Counterplots (By: Madeleine B. Stern) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Intimate Anthology (With: Madeleine B. Stern) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Fiction (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Louisa May Alcott (With: Madeleine B. Stern) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Works of Louisa May Alcott (By: Darryl Marks) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Double Life (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott's Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott (With: Madeleine B. Stern) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott Unmasked (By: Madeleine B. Stern) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quiet Little Woman (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poems of Louisa May Alcott (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott, 1852-1860 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brownie and the PrincessOther Stories (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Dorn's Revenge and A Strange Island (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Candy Country and How They Ran Away (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning-Glories (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vintage Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
May Flowers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Transcendental Wild Oats (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marjorie's Three Gifts (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diana & Persis (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kate's Choice (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Debby's Debut (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Self Love (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Pauline's Passion and Punishment (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treheme's Temptation (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perilous Play, And, Lost in a Pyramid or the Mummy's Curse (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poppies and Wheat (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trudel's Siege (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarlet Stockings (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baron's Gloves (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Pitchers and Independence (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Button Rose (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Key and What It Opened (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of John (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cross on the Old Church Tower (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Picket Duty (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Dorn's Revenge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Effie's Christmas Dream (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dolls' Journey (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blind Lark (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comic Tragedies (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
How They Ran Away (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophie's Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lilybell and Thistledown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brownie and the Princess (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kitty's Class Day (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pansies and Water-Lilies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Key (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in a Pyramid (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Civil War Hospital Sketches (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hospital Sketches (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott (By: Madeleine B. Stern) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journals Of Louisa May Alcott (With: Madeleine B. Stern) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girlhood Diary of Louisa May Alcott, 1843-1846 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott On Race, Sex, And Slavery (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisa May Alcott's Civil War (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Classics Books

Graphic Classics, Volume 9: Robert Louis Stevenson (By: Tom Pomplun,Michael Slack) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graphic Classics, Volume 9: 2nd Edition Robert Louis Stevenson (By: Mat Johnson,Jeremy Love,Christopher J. Priest,Stan Shaw,Kyle Baker,Tom Pomplun,Lance Tooks,Randy DuBurke,Trevor Von Eeden,Jimmie Robinson,John Jennings,Afua Richardson,Milton Knight,Alex Simmons,Arie Monroe,Kevin Taylor,Leilani Hickerson,Kenjji Marshall,Keith Mallett,Larry Poncho Brown,Glenn Brewer,Masheka Wood,Titus V. Thomas,Mac McGill,Kevin Hendrix,James Webb) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graphic Classics, Vol. 6 (By: Tom Pomplun) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Portraits of Little Women Books

with Susan Beth Pfeffer
Meg's Story (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jo's Story (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beth's Story (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy's Story (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meg Makes a Friend (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jo Makes a Friend (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beth Makes a Friend (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy Makes a Friend (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Dreams (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gift for Jo (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gift for Meg (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gift for Amy (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birthday Wishes (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostly Tales (By: Susan Beth Pfeffer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories: Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Occult Fiction Collection(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women Who Wrote(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Classic Christmas Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

The famous American author and poet (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was the author of the well known novel Little Women. She was born in New England and she was grew up and influenced by many famous intellectuals of the days, such as Henry David Thoreau and R. W. Emerson, who were friends of her family. Louis May Alcott had difficult early years, because her family had severe financial problems and she had to work in order to support her family.

Louisa May Alcott began writing when she was very young and she began to receive critical success in the 1860s for her writing. Even though many people don’t know it, she has also published a number of poems, thrillers, short stories and a number of juvenile tales through her career, with the pseudonyn Flora Fairfield. In 1862, she adopted another pen name, A.M. Barnard and only began to use her real name when she was ready to commit her life to writing. Moreover, she was an abolitionist and a feminish and remained unmariied throughout her life. In 1860 she starter writing for the ‘Atlantic Monthly’. In her life she even was a nurse for six weeks for the American Civl War at Georgetown DC in the Union Hospital.

Little Women (2004)

Her novel Little Women was published on April 6th, 2004, by Signet Classic. The heartwarming story is set in the home of Alcott family, the Orchard House, in Massachusetts, Concord. The story of the book is about 4 sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy), who had enough of courage and ingenuity, as well as some humor and managed to survive poverty, as well as the absence of their loving father during the years of the Civil War in America. The novel begins with the four girls of the March family, sitting in the living room, when they decide to buy themselve a present for Christmas time, in order to brightern their harsh economic problems. At this time they also receive a letter from their dad, which inspires them. Their mum also is very supportive to them and ecourages her girls to give their breakfast to another poor family. Despite their poverty the four girls of the family have a number of adventures in their life. Amy trades limes in ther school and receives a punishment from her teacher and as a consequence Mrs. March decided to withdraw her daughter from school. Jo denies to go together with Amy to the theater. In general the girls have a number of difficult situations in their life, but they try to humorize the situation as they can, in order to be able to move on with their lives. This nove gave the author the financial independence she wanted, as well as a very promising lifetime writing career.

Little Men (1871)

The second book of May Alcot the author, was published for the first time in January 1st 1871 depicts the life of Jo March, who with her two sons and 12 rescued orphan boys at Plumfies. Actually, it is about the life and events of Jo Bhaer and the local children, that attend the Plumfield Estate School. In fact, in order to write this book, the author took the idea from the death of her brother in law, which even is depicted in one of the last chapters of the book. The story of this second book of the author starts when Nat Blake arrives in town,, who was a young orphan, but very shy and used to earn some money in order to live by playing the violin. This story was also adapted to a film in 1934 and in 1940 and in 1998, as well for TV series and even an animated series for the Japanese television. The tantrums caused by the boys and Nan seem very real. The parents( worried about their children, Mrs.Bhaer trying out ways to disuade Dan from his bad habits and to keep Daisy cheerful by inventing for her different new games. There are a lot of personal relationships that take place in the town and they are focused around the school. For example, Daisy is very attached to her brother, Nat, who is her twin. Frana, Daisy and Emil, as well as John are related to the bhaers family and are treated better and are also encouraged to overcome any faults they might have as all the other students in the class.

The plot of the novel
Now Jo Bhaer is much happier than ever befro. Even though they have the warm help of the March family, the boys are getting involved in quite a few troubles and adventures. The greatest American classics, “Little Women” continues with the story started in the ‘little women’. The March family has got separated to several families like the Brookes, the Lawrences and the Bhaers. The main story is based on the Bhaers, who now live in Plumfield (which Jo has inherited from her old Aunt March) and where Mrs. Bhaer (Jo) now runs a boarding schooll, that only boys attend. The plot is the same as was in ‘Little Women’ : a sweet family story with all the tragedies and comedies that occur at plumfield. The Bhaers are doing a great job as both teachers and parents. They are respected, as well as loved by all the student at Plumfield. While Meg and John (the Brookes) live at their ‘cottage’ with Josie, their youngest child, while Daisy and Demi stay with their aunt Jo. Demi is a bookworm and Daisy as sweet and jolly as ever.Amy and Laurie (the lawrences) live in their palace”parnasus” with their little daughter Bess, who some times comes to Plumfield as a visiting fairy.

Her life

The American famous author Louisa Alcott suffered from a number of chronic health problems in her later years including vertigo. Shedied when she was 55 years old from a stroke, on March 6, 1888 – that was exactly two days after the death of her father. She was iburied in the Cemetery in Concord, near Emerson.By 1858 the Alcott family was living on Lexington road, at the Orchard House, which is now a historic landmark in the area. Surrounded by apple trees, the home would also be the setting for some of her future novels.

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One Response to “Louisa May Alcott”

  1. kristen fellows: 2 months ago

    i love little women it is great!

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